Education & Research

Gale Courses | Gale Courses is an online learning platform that offers access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more.  Courses run for 6 weeks, with new sessions starting each month.  Dedicated professional instructors coordinate every course by pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.  Certificates of completion are awarded for many courses. Learning | is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Provided by the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) through the Ohio Web Library, Ohio library cardholders have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts – more than 5,700 courses and 255,000 video tutorials across mobile and desktop.

Ohio Means Jobs Online Job Assessments and Training | Ohio Means Jobs’ LearningExpress platform provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including interactive tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, articles and e-books—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

Transparent Language | Offering instruction in 104 languages, Transparent Language Online is a top language-learning program for self-directed learners.

Oxford Research EncyclopediasWorking with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, Oxford Research Encyclopedias provides up-to-date, comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

Literary Reference CenterThis rich, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timelines.

Very Short IntroductionsVery Short Introductions from Oxford University Press offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides provocative – yet always balanced and complete – discussions of the central issues in a given topic.

Kids & Students

National Geographic Kids | Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more.  Fact sheet / Title list

ABCmouse | helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. In-home access now available with your library card!

Gale in Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) | Gale in Context: Elementary is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

CRCPL Kid Zone & Catalog | The Kid Zone is your one-stop portal to children’s digital library resources.  See new children’s books added to the collection, access the Ohio Digital Library for kids, and more.

Kids’ Reading Room (eBooks) | A curated children’s collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks brought to you by the Ohio Digital Library.

Teen Reading Room (eBooks) | A curated teens’ collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks brought to you by the Ohio Digital Library.

The Reading Room | Search the library catalog for children’s books by Accelerated Reader or Lexile Framework reading levels.

World Book Online | Includes access to eight World Book products:  Early World of Learning, World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Timelines, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, Gran Hispanica, and L’Encyclopedie Decouverte.

Explora | Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

History & Genealogy

Newspaper Archive | Explore your family history and discover key historical events with, one of the world’s largest online newspaper archives.

Ancestry Online (at-home use provided through December 31, 2021 courtesy of Ancestry, ProQuest, and Libraries Connect Ohio) | Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.

HeritageQuest | HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

African American Heritage | ProQuest African American Heritage is a groundbreaking resource devoted exclusively to African American family history research. The collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

Fold3 Military Records | Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps | The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are a valuable resource for genealogists, historians, urban planners, teachers or anyone with a personal connection to a community, street or building. The maps depict more than 12,000 American towns and cities.

Ohio Obituary Index | An index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices, and other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.

Ohio Death Record Index Search | A service of the Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Death Record Index contains Ohio Department of Health death certificates from 1913-1944 and 1954-1963; Ohio Department of Health stillborn death certificates from 1913-1935 and 1942-1953; and Columbus Board of Health death certificates from 1904-1908.

Ohio History Central | Ohio History Central is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio’s natural history, prehistory, and history. Ohio History Central is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about Ohio! Ohio History Central was researched and written by staff at the Ohio History Connection.

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook | Established in 2000, Ohio Memory is the collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. On this free website, you can explore digital content from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties.

Project Gutenberg | Project Gutenberg, the oldest existing digital library, is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, in order to encourage the creation and distribution of the eBook format.  Most of the items in the collection are the full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer.

Business, Career & Law

Cypress Resume | Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.

NuWav Legal Documents | NUWAV Legal Documents provides documents that meet the needs of the everyday citizen. Easily compose documents in categories like Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Divorce and much more. The Divorce Interview feature guides you step-by-step through the process, saving time and money.

Ohio Legal Help | Ohio Legal Help provides plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools, and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues.

Small Business Reference Center | Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

Ohio Means Jobs | A one-stop-shop for employers, job seekers, and those seeking job development. Job seekers can create an employment plan, save jobs, build a resume, and more.

Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project | The Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project is aimed at enhancing and expediting the process by which people apply for clemency under Ohio’s laws. The Project seeks to reduce challenges surrounding a clemency application in Ohio for people meeting certain criteria who show that they have been rehabilitated and have contributed positively to their communities.

DIY, Arts & Crafts

ArtistWorks | Online music and art lessons for vocals, scratching, drawing, and instruments, including guitar, harmonica, piano, percussion and more!  On-the-go learning from accomplished Grammy- and award-winning professors.  Beginning and intermediate instruction courses suitable for both youth and adults.  To access, download the Libby app, select the Ohio Digital Library, and visit the “Extras” tab.

Creativebug | This fun and exciting arts and crafts database delivers expert instruction and inspiration straight to your favorite device so you can learn at your own pace – anytime and anywhere.  Enjoy on-demand access to over 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels. Techniques include drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily.

Chilton Auto Repair Library | Chilton represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make, and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Chilton gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center | This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.  Getting Started Guide (PDF)

Home Improvement Reference Center | Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Computer Source | Computer Source contains nearly 300 full text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. Computer Source provides a balance of full text technical journals and full text consumer computer titles.

Health & Wellness

Cochrane Library | The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. These databases include the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCA).

Consumer Health Complete | Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

Medline Plus | MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

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Magazines via the Ohio Digital Library | Magazines have returned to the Ohio Digital Library! Magazines in the ODL are immediately available and do not count against your checkout limit.


Search for books, newspaper and journal articles, and more with EBSCOhost.

One simple search box gives you access to the following resources:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information
  • Alt HealthWatch
  • Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)
  • Business Source Premier, Computer Source
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • eBook Collection
  • ERIC
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • GreenFILE
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Newspaper Source
  • Primary Search
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Regional Business News
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection
  • Science Reference Center
  • Sociological Collection
  • TOPICsearch
  • Vocational and Career Collection
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Library eResources Pamphlet (2-page PDF) | Browse this pamphlet to find out which resources have apps you can download and which resources are available in a web browser.

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hoopla and Ohio Digital Library integration:  Search for digital titles in the same catalog as physical materials, and link directly to them.

Linked accounts:  Family members can link their accounts on the app to easily manage multiple accounts.

Library card:  With the digital barcode feature, your smartphone becomes your library card.